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Horse Jumping Through Hoop: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
A.L. Jewell & Company was one of three earliest manufacturers to capitalize on the popularity of weathervanes in nineteenth-century America, making primarily three-dimensional weathervanes by hand-hammering sheet copper into wooden forms. This rare Jumping Horse form was only made in small numbers over about a three-year period, with the horse jumping through a hoop being the most rare. While portraits of famous harness racers were extremely popular at the time, this vane portrays a stylized, whimsical horse in motion.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009